Energy Frontiers 2013

The Next Decade

CU's Premiere Energy Conference

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Energy Frontiers is CU's premier energy conference, connecting students with the ever changing energy industry. The fourth annual Energy Frontiers event will feature insight from a panel of industry leaders, CU student energy research, as well as a career fair with dozens of area Energy companies. All are welcome to attend.

Energy Frontiers is geared towards students, but all are welcome to attend. We encourage attendees to stay for all events, but you are welcome to come and go throughout the day as your schedule permits.

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Energy Frontiers 2013

Thursday, April 4th 2013 at 10am-4:30pm

Glenn Miller Ballroom, UMC

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Event Schedule (all events held in UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom):

Poster Session 10:30-12:30 pm
Lunch 11:30-12:30 pm
Keynote address 12:30-1
Panel Discussion: "Competition vs cooperation between US and China in Energy Policy" 1-2 PM
Panel Discussion: "The future of storage and implications for the electric grid" 2-3 PM

Career Fair 3:00-4:30 pm

Poster Session:

10:00-12:30, $2,000 in cash prizes! Come see the top research being done here at CU. See both ground breaking scientific discoveries as well as business plan competitions. Judges from NREL will be on site to pick the winners in each category, but it is up to you to choose the $500 grand prize! Interested in presenting? sign up here


11:30-12:30 We will have a catered lunch. This is a chance to vote on the research grand prize, talk with research presenters, and mingle with other attendees.


12:30-1:00, David Gardiner, Owner DGA, Former Director of Climate Change Task Force

1:00-1:30, Michael Potts, Rocky Mountain Institute, CEO


1:30-2:30 Competition vs cooperation between US and China in Energy Policy
Confirmed Panelists:
Mark Jaffe, Denver Post (moderator)
Clay Stranger, manager at RMI
Andy Paliszewski, Siemens, Director of Wind R&D
Ted James, NREL Strategic Energy Analyst

2:30-3:30 The future of storage and implications for the electric grid

Confirmed Panelists:
Paul Komor, Professor at CU (moderator)
Rebecca Johnson, Research Staff at Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Paul Denholm, NREL Strategic Energy Analyst
Peter Lilienthal, CEO HOMER Energy

Career Fair:

3:30-5:00 This part of the day is always a big hit, with 20-30 energy companies attending (many of which are hiring) for you to mingle with. Don't this amazing opportunity to network with dozens of contacts from industry, and get the inside word on the positions they are hiring for. We will list attending companies on our website closer to the event.